Coming soon

After having produced and released the latest features, we are working on these next ones.

Infrastructure and servers

Centralised server vs. decentralised security

To enable asynchronous communications, Olvid uses a message distribution server, which allows the messages you send to “wait” until your contact’s device is connected to the Internet. Like the rest of the network (ISPs, routers, etc.), this server plays no role in the security of information exchanged via Olvid, thanks to the cryptographic processes used on users’ devices. These processes guarantee the confidentiality and end-to-end authentication of all communications.

Although this architecture is centralised, the cryptographic means implemented by Olvid guarantee decentralised security and therefore, to a very large extent, guarantee everyone complete sovereignty over their data, regardless of the cloud service provider or the geolocation of the server.

Towards a multicloud architecture

Olvid’s message distribution server is currently hosted by AWS (which we also discuss on our Server and Open Source page). We regularly re-evaluate competing French and European offerings so as to be able to propose a multi-cloud offering, and thus strengthen our resilience in the event of an exceptional event, such as the unavailability of part of the Internet.

We are paying particular attention to developments in PaaS offerings that have been awarded the SecNumCloud label by the ANSSI. From a defence-in-depth perspective, we aim to use, whenever possible, solutions that have been awarded the SecNumCloud label (or a European qualification of at least equivalent level). While this goal may not be achievable at present (since there is no qualified PaaS offering), we have no doubt that the efforts made by European cloud providers will enable us, in the medium term, to offer a comprehensive multi-cloud offering.

Currently in development

All we are often asked

  • Harmonization between all Olvid versions to provide the same features on Android, iOS, macOS, Windows and Linux.

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